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Defending champion Stan Wawrinka battles into third round
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka battles into third round

Swiss defending champion Stan Wawrinka was taken to two tiebreak sets before downing Romania`s Marius Copil to reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Fourth seed Wawrinka won 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in 2hr 16min and will now play Finnish journeyman Jarkko Nieminen.

Chinese teams advance to TT team World Cup semis
Chinese teams advance to TT team World Cup semis

The Chinese women's team defeated Romania and will encounter Singapore in the semi-finals of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) team World Cup here while the Chinese men's team will meet Chinese Taipei after beating Brazil.

US to station 150 armoured vehicles in Europe

The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armoured vehicles in Europe for use by US forces training there, according to a US military commander.

Struggling Romanian city symbolises post-communist era

On the 25th anniversary of the execution of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, life in the small Romanian port town of Zimnicea is defined by poverty, corruption and, remarkably, a yearning for communist days.

Romania to make public any CIA torture site details: Premier

 Prime Minister Victor Ponta said Romania will make public any details it has about the secret CIA detention centres it allegedly hosted, although his government has already said it has "no proof" of such prisons. 

Romania 'to clear up' allegations over CIA prisons

Romania is "ready to clear up" allegations that the country hosted secret CIA detention centres, the foreign ministry said Tuesday -- though it stressed that Bucharest had "no proof" such prisons existed.

Helicopter crashes into lake in Romania, 3 missing

Promising free water for all, 50 per cent cut in power tariff and steps for providing 24-hour electricity, AAP on Tuesday sought to woo voters ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls even as it downplayed Congress claiming that the real contest was between the party and BJP.

Romanian PM reshuffles cabinet after poll defeat

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta reshuffled his leftist government on Sunday, a month after his surprise defeat in presidential elections.

US may have had `black site` in Romania: Former spy chief

A former head of Romania`s intelligence service said the CIA may have kept detainees in a "transit centre" in Romania but that Bucharest was unaware of the activities conducted at the site.

Eight people die in helicopter crash in Romania

A helicopter carrying 10 people crashed in the central Romanian county of Sibiu on Friday, killing eight, the country`s emergency response agency said.

US offers rewards for Romanian pair in online scam

US officials on Tuesday added suspected online fraudster Nicolae Popescu to its most-wanted list of cyber criminals and put a price on his head.

Second Romanian FM resigns over diaspora poll problems

Romania`s Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu resigned on Tuesday, the second to quit over problems with voting abroad during the eastern European nation`s presidential election.

Romania`s anti-graft mayor wins shock presidential victory

 An ethnic German mayor of a medieval Transylvanian city pulled off a shock victory in Romania`s presidential elections, defeating the premier after vowing to stamp out corruption in the graft-riddled country, early results showed on Monday.

Romanian PM concedes surprise defeat in presidential vote

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Sunday conceded defeat in a presidential runoff he had been widely expected to win, after early exit polls showed he was neck-and-neck with his conservative opponent Klaus Iohannis.

Romania PM and rival neck-and-neck in presidential runoff: Exit polls

 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his conservative opponent Klaus Iohannis were neck-and-neck in a presidential runoff vote, exit polls showed Sunday.

Thousands of Romanians protest against Ponta ahead of vote

 Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Friday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, favourite to win a presidency runoff this weekend, after a scandal over Romanians prevented from voting abroad.

Romanian PM tipped to clinch presidential run-off

Romania`s Prime Minister Victor Ponta looks set to clinch the presidency on Sunday in a run-off election in the corruption-plagued ex-communist state, despite fears that he may reverse key reforms.

Thousands protest in Romania over presidential vote

Some 10,000 people protested in Romania on Saturday, accusing the government of limiting voting from citizens living abroad in last weekend`s presidential polls.

Romanian PM leading presidential election

 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta led in the first round of the presidential elections, gaining between 38 percent to 41.5 percent of the votes.

Romania PM poised for election win despite justice fears

Prime Minister Victor Ponta looked set to win the first round of presidential elections in Romania on Sunday, despite fears he could reverse reforms aimed at tackling the rampant corruption that blights one of Europe`s poorest countries.